Sunset

Sunset Magazine is a magazine covering western homes, gardens, food and travel (five regional editions). Founded in 1898, it is a monthly publication published by Sunset Publishing Corp. Sunset Magazine subjects include home and gardening as well as travel and tourism. The senior vice president is Kevin Lynch.

Articles from Vol. 223, No. 2, August

All Yours: The West's National Parks Are the Most Beautiful in the World, and They Belong to You. It's Playtime!
These are lands that work magic--139 of them in the West, totaling more than 77 million acres. They contain lakes of hellishly hot mud, lazily lovely rivers, crystalline seas. They can change your life. Take photographer Ian Shive, who once worked...
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August: What to Do in Northern California
Plan ahead Taste fruit The best way to figure out which fruit trees to grow is by sampling a range of varieties. This month, visit Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill to try more than 60 types of ripe nectarines, peaches, plums, and pluots fresh from...
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Baby, It's Hot Outside
How to stay cool without overheating the planetInstall a whole-house fanLIKE A BREEZE, ONLY BETTER: Whole-house fans-which can use up to 90 percent less energy than AC units-draw fresh cool air into the house at night, exhausting hot air through vents....
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Baby, It's Hot Outside: How to Stay Cool without Overheating the Planet
Can't bear to give up your air conditioner? Here's how to reduce the load * Close your windows and blinds so the AC functions as efficiently as possible. * Turn up your thermostat: You use 1 to 3 percent less energy for every degree that it's...
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Best Trips with Your Best Friend: Go on Summer Vacation-But Don't Send Fido to a Kennel. Our 10 Favorite Dog-Friendly Spots for Canine Quality Time
1 CANNSON BEACH, OR THE INSTANT I UNHOOK Murphy's leash, his eyes go wide, seemingly asking, "For real?" Leonbergers are natural prancers, but when he hears the magical words "Yep, it's okay," my dog's jaw drops and his head whips around--being...
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Colorado Day Trip: Eldorado Springs
Why go now: Make this town near Boulder your summer day spa, where you can hike in a sandstone canyon and cool off in a spring-fed pool. Elevation: 5,750 feet. The canyon's cliffs soar 800 feet above South Boulder Creek. Population: 595 Claim to fame:...
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Editor's Pick
An underwater state park? Emerald Bay is Tahoe's most beautiful spot. LAKE STATS 6,229 feet Elevation (highest of lakes its size in the United States) 22 x 12 miles Length x width 1,645 feet Depth, near Crystal Bay (2nd deepest...
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Flour, Water & Fire: Who Needs Delivery? You Can Grill These Easy-to-Make Pizzas in Your Own Backyard
Our best pizza dough SERVES 6 TIME 3 hours, including rising This dough produces crisp, flavorful crusts every time. 1 package (2 1/4 tsp.) active dry yeast About 6 tbsp. olive oil, divided 4 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1. In the bowl of a stand...
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Fun on the Farm
For a dose of nature, a couple of ardent urbanites head for the golden hills of IdahoWE TAKE TURNS looking like idiots, wheeling our suitcase up the rutted pine tree-shrouded path. Graciously, Maryjane doesn't watch. "Mice are moving in this time of...
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Fun on the Farm: De-Stress by "Glamping" in the Idaho Countryside-Only a Short Flight Away
WE TAKE TURNS looking like idiots, wheeling our suitcase up the rutted pine tree--shrouded path. Graciously, MaryJane doesn't watch. "Mice are moving in this time of year," she says. "Rascals." Presumably she's referring to actual rodents, not this...
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Grape Lakes
Canada's Okanagan Valley is a young wine region growing up fast. Here's your chance to taste the changesMY FAVORITE SCENE in the Disney animated classic fantasia is the one in which the Earth evolves at warp speed, from a dark mass to a frenzy of erupting...
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Grape Lakes: Canada's Okanagan Valley Is a Young Wine Region Growing Up Fast. Here's Your Chance to Taste the Changes
MY FAVORITE SCENE in the Disney animated classic Fantasia is the one in which the Earth evolves at warp speed, from a dark mass to a frenzy of erupting volcanoes and thundering dinosaurs. Normally, wine tasting does not make me think of this movie....
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Hive Minds
As honeybees around the world vanish, one Bay Area biologist is enlisting an army of backyard gardeners to help figure out why BY ALLISON ARIEFFMANY OF US DO all we can to avoid bees. Gretchen LeBuhn works hard to attract them. An associate professor...
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Hive Minds: As Honeybees around the World Vanish, One Bay Area Biologist Is Enlisting an Army of Backyard Gardeners to Help Figure out Why
MANY OF US DO all we can to avoid bees. Gretchen LeBuhn works hard to attract them. An associate professor of biology with a particular interest in pollination and conservation, LeBuhn has been bringing her bee-loving efforts from her San Francisco...
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Hooked on the Lake
Make an idyllic summer feast of lake trout and warm huckleberry cobbler, created by the author of the popular Berry BibleAT THIS SPACIOUS LOG CABIN on Swift Creek Reservoir, there's no cell phone service or landline, no Internet, not even electricity....
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In Mixed Company: Chill out with Our Summery Wine Cocktails
1 Tarragon bubble fling MAKES 1 drink TIME About 2 minutes 2 tbsp. tarragon-flavored Simple Syrup (recipe below) About 4 oz. chilled blanc de blancs sparkling wine Tarragon sprig Pour simple syrup into a chilled Champagne flute, fill flute with sparkling...
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Just Add Water
3 modern takes on easy lake-house living1 Ranch-house rebootLAKE WASHINGTONDespite all its contemporary elements, Craig and LisaSchafer's home in Seattle retains one very traditional Western aspect: a strong connection to the outdoors. With this goal...
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Just Add Water: 3 Modern Takes on Easy Lake-House Living
1 Ranch-house reboot LAKE WASHINGTON [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Despite all its contemporary elements, Craig and Lisa Schafer's home in Seattle retains one very traditional Western aspect: a strong connection to the outdoors....
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Ken Burns on Our Natural Treasures
Are national parks relevant in 2009? In tough times, the parks can be an oasis. In the Great Depression, the parks had an upsurge in attendance. People came together. Somehow the parks became symbols of how we re-cohere as a country. Favorite...
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Made in the Shade
A California garden designer shares her secrets for creating a cool getawayWHEN YOUR GARDEN'S got a cool outdoor dining room, a shaded retreat, and a lush entertainment courtyard, taking a summer vacation can be as simple as stepping out your own backdoor.That's...
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Made in the Shade: A California Garden Designer Shares Her Secrets for Creating a Cool Getaway
WHEN YOUR GARDEN'S got a cool outdoor dining room, a shaded retreat, and a lush entertainment courtyard, taking a summer vacation can be as simple as stepping out your own back door. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] That's the...
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Mountain Editor's Picks
NEAR ESTES PARK, COHappy trails in a national parkWe have President Obama to thank for saving our favorite summer hikes. On March 30, Rocky Mountain National Park became a designated federal wilderness (which means there's no danger of logging or development...
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Natural High: When Seth Heald Moved to Scottsdale, He Found Some Surprises: A Lush Desert, Incredible Wildlife, and a Business Inspiration
MY JUNIOR YEAR in high school, I went on spring break with my friend's family to Arizona. After growing up in Canada and Maine, I couldn't believe the weather here. We visited Arizona State University in Phoenix, and the next year, I applied. THE OUTDOOR...
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No-Fuss Picnic
Scrap the paper and tinfoil: Our Editor's Pick for a pretty-and greener-picnicAdd a little love Bring along these finds for a romantic dinner alfrescoSET THE TABLE This wooden slat table rofls up into a cLoth sleeve, just like a yoga mat. 30 in. by 30...
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No-Fuss Picnic: Scrap the Paper and Tinfoil: Our Editor's Picks for a Pretty-And Greener-Picnic
A big splash We hope the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica is a sign of things to come. After all, it's open to everyone, entry is free, and it's just as dazzling (built by William Randolph Hearst for his mistress, Marion Davies, in...
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Our Kitchen without Walls
Take open-air entertaining way beyond the grill with ideas from our own backyard makeoverWHETHER YOUR BACKYARD plans this summer revolve around a hibachi and a pair of folding chairs, or a fully equipped cooking and dining area, you're bound to be entertaining...
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Our Kitchen without Walls: Take Open-Air Entertaining Way beyond the Grill with Ideas from Our Own Backyard Makeover
WHETHER YOUR BACKYARD plans this summer revolve around a hibachi and a pair of folding chairs, or a fully equipped cooking and dining area, you're bound to be entertaining outdoors. With that in mind, we unveiled a new outdoor test kitchen here at...
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Q&A: Ken Burns on Our Natural Treasures
Are national parks relevant in 2009?In tough times, the parks can be an oasis. In the Great Depression, the parks had an upsurge in attendance. People came together. Somehow the parks became symbols of how we re-cohere as a country.Favorite national...
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Reader Comments
Sunset's summer flavorsThe buzz from bloggersPOSTED AT SEVENBUMKITCHEN. BLOGSPOT.COMI've tried one or two recipes from Sunset before, but never an entire meal at once. Everything in their Hawaiian luau [June, page 78] issue sounded so good that I decided...
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Sebastopol
Why go now: Coast-cooled weather and a drive-worthy farmers' market at its peak. Locals call it: the Pool Population: 7,484 Dress code: So casual, even tie-dye's on view. Ground zero: The Town Plaza is where the action is--especially on a summer Sunday....
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Summer Comebacks
Two nostalgic pleasures-outdoor theaters and stand-up paddling-are new againTHEN A'60s pastime for Waikiki's beach boysNOW The hottest new surf sport-no waves requiredStand-up paddlingThe water sports craze for those of us who can't hang 10WHAT IT ISStand-up...
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Summer Comebacks: Two Nostalgic Pleasures-Outdoor Theaters and Stand-Up Paddling-Are New Again
Stand-up paddling The water sports craze for those of us who can't hang 10 WHAT IT IS Stand-up paddling (SUP) first made waves on Oahu's Waikiki Beach in the' 60s, when surfers began standing up on their longboards and paddling with canoe...
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Summers at the Lake: Clear, Blue, and Still a Classic: August in Tahore Is the Same as It Ever Was. Here, Our Favorite Memories-And Where to Make Your Own
CHEESEBURGER, CHEESEBURGER, CHEESE!" sang the mountain chickadee, waking us in our sleeping bags as the sun peeked through the pine trees. My brother, sister, and I liked to camp out on our back deck, letting the bird's morning greeting serve as our...
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Sunset's Summer Flavors
The buzz from bloggers POSTED AT SEVENBUMKITCHEN. BLOGSPOT.COM I've tried one or two recipes from Sunset before, but never an entire meal at once. Everything in their Hawaiian luau [June, page 78] issue sounded so good that I decided it had to...
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Top 10 Best Trips with Your Best Friend
Go on summer vacation-but don't send Fido to a kennel. Our 10 favorite dog-friendly spots for canine quality time1 CANNON BEACH, ORTHE INSTANT I UNHOOK Murphy's leash, his eyes go wide, seemingly asking, "For real?" Leonbergers are natural prancers,...
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TOP 10 LAKESIDE CAMPS: Wake Up at a Lake
ARIZONA1 Hawley Lake Campground, Fort Apache Indian ReservationWhy we love it: For cooking fresh catch and escaping the desert heat in a conifer forest.Sites to score: Sites are unnumbered, but those closest to the water are most popular.Info: 78 miles...
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Wake Up at a Lake
EDITOR'S TIP No reservations? No problem. Our list of first-come, first-served campsites ARIZONA [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 1 Hawley Lake Campground, Fort Apache Indian Reservation Why we love it: For cooking fresh...
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What to Do in the Rockies August
Plant nowGrow chrysanthemums Try Belgian chrysanthemums, also called cushion mums. Jake Wolf of Nick's Garden Center (nicks gardencenter.com or 303/696-6657) in Aurora, Colorado, is a fan of this new generation of mums, which form compact mounds. They...
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Why I Live Here
Natural highWhen Seth Heald moved to Scottsdale, he found some surprises: a lush desert, incredible wildlife, and a business inspirationMY JUNIOR YEAR in high school, I went on spring break with my friend's family to Arizona. After growing up in Canada...
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